Rebecca A. Murphy
Rebecca A. Murphy, 66, of Springfield, IL died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born on November 28, 1944 in Salem, IL to Walter Harold and June L’Jean O’Haver Murphy. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Barbara Squibb and a brother Reed Murphy. A resident of Springfield since 1966, Rebecca retired as a teacher and educator for Springfield School District 186. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, lifetime member of PTO, member of Rainbows for Girls. She was awarded the Cross of Gold, Who’s Who in American Education and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Surviving are a brother Patrick (Alice) Murphy of Pennsylvania and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2011 at Stout Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a fund for the care of her three cats.